Saturday, May 21, 2016

Beach reading: It’s starting to get a little warm out here

For the next few minutes, they remained silent, paddling in companionable silence. The sun continued to beat down brightly on the beautiful summer day. When they began to steer through a valley surrounded by towering formations of rock, the breeze suddenly became nearly nonexistent.
“Lucy likes to call this place her hideaway.”
“It’s nice here.” Murphy sighed. “It seems so isolated – as if we’re far away from everyone and everything.”
Kate pointed out a precipice high above. “Supposedly, there’re caves and walkways all along the cliffs where a local Indian tribe lived hundreds of years ago. This river flows all the way down from Canada. There was even a trading post along the Crystal Rock River back in the late eighteen-hundreds.” 
“Cool.” Murphy stared up at the towering cliffs, staggered with vegetation. Tucked here and there beside the walkways, a few lonely pines sprouted from unlikely locations. 
“It’s starting to get a little warm out here,” Kate said. She quickly slipped her tank top off from over her head. 
And Murphy’s mouth went dry. 

Excerpt from That Unforgettable Kiss by Tamara Ferguson. 
The novel is included in A Touch of Passion


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